Historical Society to Celebrate the Work of Edward A. Killingsworth

Photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Long Beach.

Support the Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) at its next See, Sip & Savor fundraiser on May 19 where guests will have the chance to attend an illustrated presentation on renowned architect Edward Killingsworth by Ronald Dean Lindgren, partner in Killingsworth Stricker Lindgren Wilson Architects.

“An Architectural History of Edward A. Killingsworth FAIA” details Killingsworth’s architectural footprint in Long Beach and will take place at the Petroleum Club, located at 3636 Linden Avenue.

“During WWII, Woodrow Wilson Classical High School Long Beach grad and award winning USC School of Architecture student, Edward Killingsworth, was awarded a Bronze Star overseeing production of millions of photo-maps in preparation for the Allied invasion of Europe,” the HSLB posted to Facebook. “When the war was over, the US, poised for a fresh start, had its eye on a new midcentury style and culture. The young architect was happy to oblige. The rest, as we say, is history.”

The tour portion of the event will lead guests through homes and offices designed by Killingsworth, including his own residence, with wine, beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided throughout.

Guests can attend the presentation from 4:00PM to 6:00PM or the home tour from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, or both portions of the event. Advanced tickets are required for this 2018 iteration of the fundraiser.

The HSLB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting people to the city by collecting, preserving and exhibiting Long Beach’s material history. Learn more about HSLB here.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website here or check out the Facebook event here. Tickets for the presentation only start at $35 for students, $55 for members and $70 for general admission. Tickets sales end May 14 or when sold out.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.
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